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Gordon agrees to Detroit deal; five years and more than $50 mil

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Bulls guard Ben Gordon's days with the Bulls are over.
Gordon, who became an unrestricted free agent Wednesday, verbally agreed to a five-year contract with the Detroit Pistons worth more than $50 million, according to a source close to the negotiations. Gordon was at the Pistons practice facility in Auburn Hills, Mich., Wednesday and met with Pistons president Joe Dumars. Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva, a former Gordon teammate at Connecticut, also met with Dumars.
Gordon was the Bulls leading scorer each of the last four seasons. He declined the Bulls' six-year, $54 million offer last summer. Gordon wanted to take that deal at the deadline, but the Bulls pulled the offer off the table and he signed a one-year, qualifying offer of $6.4 million. Gordon can't sign -- by league rule --with the Pistons until July 8.

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